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Economy still in decline: Though stock prices may indicate otherwise, bankruptcy filings show that the economy has not recovered just yet, at least in California. BankruptcyProf Blog reports that over the course of June, "the Central District of California saw 9,578 total filings, compared to 8,965 in May, 8,398 in April, 8,518 in March, 6,967 in February and 5,999 in January." That's 48,550 for the first six months compared to 33,396 for the same six months last year, an increase of 45 percent.

Lawyer seeks to prevent opponent from wearing worn shoes: The economy may be in the dumps, but lawyers shouldn't skimp on their pumps, according to this story in the Palm Beach Post. (H/T The Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog). Florida defense lawyer Michael Robb found himself the target of a motion asking the court to prevent him from wearing shoes with holes in the soles, which were allegedly part of his trial strategy. Robb's retort? "I've been practicing law for 21 years, and Mr. Bone thinks he's finally cracked the key to my success? Gotta be the shoes. Like Michael Jordan."

How to subpoena Facebook pages: If you're a regular reader of this blog, then you're well aware that Facebook pages, whether public or private, are discoverable. But who do you subpoena to get access to a user's pages? Sam Glover has the details over at The Lawyerist.

Interesting employment opportunities: Laid off and still looking for a job? Here are a couple of novel opportunities for earning money. Why not try becoming an expert beer pong player (like this former IP associate), or a Wall Street prison consultant? But be forewarned -- for both jobs, firsthand experience helps.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on July 10, 2009 at 05:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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